News from around the Barbican

20% discounts at the new Thao V Hair Studio

A message from the bottom of Lauderdale for you all! We have just opened a new, energetic and completely renovated hair salon on the ground floor of Lauderdale Tower in the Barbican — Thao V Hair Studio.  We have a special promotion for Barbican Association members of 20% off the first visit and 10% off subsequent visits, for morning appointments. Our website has details of pricing and services. Facebook @ThaoVhairstudio Instagram : thao_vilayvong … [Read more...]

FATBERG!. Showcasing at Museum of London from Feb 9th

The Museum of London will showcase the last remaining piece of the Whitechapel fatberg as part of a display entitled Fatberg! opening on 9 February.  The 250 m long Fatberg - a consolidation of congealed wet wipes, nappies, oils, sanitary items and condoms, which was blocking an east London sewer, was cleared after a nine-week “battle.” Thames Water removed the berg, which weighed the same as 11 double-decker buses and measured more than two Wembley football pitches in length. Workers had to remove the last sectiom of the berg by hand by scooping the mass away with shovels … [Read more...]

Debut Exhibition Launch: Girls by Martina Paukova  

The Book Club  in Shoreditch presents Girls, an art exhibition featuring the work of  Berlin-based artist Martina Paukova, launching on 8th of February. After studying illustration at Camberwell Collage of art, Paukova recently moved to Berlin where she is a celebrated illustrator for clients such as Pull&Bear, Converse, Google, Guardian or New York Times. In a world that encourages girls to be glamorous, to pose and perform at all times,  in her first major London show Paukova presents a collection of images celebrating the beauty in the relaxed, domestic, and off-duty female form … [Read more...]

Victorian Santa’s grotto at the Museum of London – book up quickly!

Santa is ready to greet you in our festive Grotto. It’s time to get into the Christmas Spirit! Experience our Victorian Walk, transformed with festive decorations and the sound of Victorian carols being sung in the distance. Find Santa in his Secret Grotto, tell him your Christmas wishes and receive a special gift. From £10 per child when booked in advance (includes gift). Photographs available at an additional cost. Duration: 15 mins Min age: 1 - 7 Entry type: Paid advanced booking … [Read more...]

A New Bar/Restaurant Oasis In The City

Located in the heart of the Square Mile in the new Cannon Green development, near Cannon Street Station, is The Listing. Yet anothernew bar/restaurant opening from Drake & Morgan.  It brings an everyday escape with a touch of on-trend industrial chic to the city. This designer-conscious contemporary bar and restaurant is the City’s latest and seemingly ideal for those forthcoming festive flings as well as business breakfasts, light lunches and evening drinks with nibbles. The Listing First to draw the eye is The Listing’s dramatic double height glass windows, which allow natural … [Read more...]

Free Electrical Repair Party in the Barbican

Restart Parties in association with the London Waste and Recycling Board will be coming to another central London venue located in the Barbican, EC2 this Saturday (18th Nov)   This is a free event where you can bring along your Slow laptops, broken printers, smartphones, coffee grinders, lamps, kettles – you name it. We will have a go at fixing most anything with a plug or battery  and which can be carried – we don’t do white goods like fridges because of the size, or microwaves (because of safety issues). There is no need to book but please arrive at least 30 minutes before the end of … [Read more...]

Knoll Sample Sale – 18 November 2017

Saturday 18th November from 10am to 4pm at The Knoll Store, 91 Goswell Road … [Read more...]

Designer Jewellers Group Winter Shows

The Designer Jewellers Group was founded in 1975.  Many Barbican residents will know that our annual Winter Show has been a prominent feature in the Arts Centre Foyer for some 32 years - and many of you have purchased from us.  In more recent years an annual summer show was added to the existing schedule. With the redesigning of the Arts Centre Foyer this long-standing tradition has come to an end.  This winter our work will be displayed at two places. The first show is at The Goldsmiths' Centre, 42 Britton Street London EC1M 5AD, November 24-25.  The venue is located about a 10 minute … [Read more...]

Barbican Life’s printer wins top print award for third consecutive year

A couple of years after we started Barbican Life our then printer – the excellent Friary Press in Dorchester - went out of business in the hugely competitive magazine print sector and Buxton Press stepped into the breach producing an issue of the magazine at very short notice.  We have been with them ever since and have received exemplary, and extremely price-competitive, service.  So we are delighted to report that not only has Buxton just received PrintWeek’s top award as Printing Company of the Year, it has now received this prestigious award for an unprecedented third time in a row and … [Read more...]

Barts Health NHS Trust – taking the Emergency Department to patients

  Key points   ·        Emergency patients saved a trip to hospital with new seven-day service ·        Physician Response Unit staffed by emergency doctors and an ambulance crew will carry advanced medication, equipment and treatments usually only found in hospitals ·        Service takes the emergency department to the patient, bringing care quicker and freeing up hospital and ambulance resources Emergency medicine is heading out on the road to provide seven-day hospital care in homes and communities across east London for the first time. London’s Air Ambulance, London Ambulance … [Read more...]